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    SBMM Valentine

    Finally got around to uploading some shots of my Valentine. Love this guitar. It’s more comfortable than I thought it would be. I’m normally a die hard body contour fan, but the wedge shape works very well.

    I didn’t get along with the stock pickups. The neck HB was ok, but the bridge pickup really didn’t fit my style. I wanted to go with a versatile setup that would still give me Tele style tones, but I wanted hum free operation and the ability to handle higher gain. I stumbled on the Railhammer Humcutters, which are hum cancelling P90’s in a humbucker shell. They remind me a bit of wide range humbuckers on a Tele Deluxe. They are Nuevo 90’s.

    They can handle just about any style of play, from country to hard rock (maybe a bit of metal?). I can still get Tele spank, P90 growl, and raw throaty humbucker tones. I left the push pull boost, as I felt it was still useable.


    Last edited by TonyEVH5150; 04-25-2018 at 08:27 AM.
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    Railhammer Humcutters FTW! (I'm a big fan of those pups.... and all things Joe Naylor...)

    Congrats!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    Railhammer Humcutters FTW! (I'm a big fan of those pups.... and all things Joe Naylor...)

    Congrats!
    The tech that installed them for me said he wants those pickups. He mentioned that he played it after he finished wiring, and was so jealous. They really are good.
    SBMM Cutlass Seafoam Green
    SBMM Albert Lee - Daphne Blue
    EBMM Silo Special
    EBMM EVH - Trans Blue

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    Yup... I've got railhammers in a few different gittars, including these first version RH90's in one of my AL's...



    They definitely have quality, pro sound to them...
    Balls are Best!!

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    That looks grand - then pickups have been on my list for a while. Just need the right guitar to put them in. Maybe if I ever fancy a change on the AL HH, although Duncan Pearly Gates make a strong case

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    That looks grand - then pickups have been on my list for a while. Just need the right guitar to put them in. Maybe if I ever fancy a change on the AL HH, although Duncan Pearly Gates make a strong case
    Those would be tempting. I've not tried a set of Pearly Gates before.

    Pete offers a set of DiMarzio 36th anniversary pickups as an upgrade to the AL HH. I almost went for it, but my budget wasn't quite there.
    SBMM Cutlass Seafoam Green
    SBMM Albert Lee - Daphne Blue
    EBMM Silo Special
    EBMM EVH - Trans Blue

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    Balls are Best!!

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    I think I might have to do up a Valentine like that for myself. Excellent job describing the pickups Tony!
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